June 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Bard as our Contemporary:Revving up Shakespeare Luncheon
Noon-1:30 PM
The Weinberg Memorial Library, Heritage Room, 5th Floor

September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012
Friends of the Library Distinguished Author Award Honoring Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English & Creative Writing, Middlebury College Dinner with $1000 level sponsors

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Dinner and Award Ceremony to Follow

DeNaples Center 4th floor Auditorium
$60 per person, $55 Schemel and
Friends of the Library members

Jay Parini Jay Parini, Ph.D., professor of literature and creative writing at Middlebury College, will receive the 2012 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished
Author Award. A versatile and internationally acclaimed writer, Dr. Parini has published poetry, biographies, essays and novels.
12:30-2:00 PM: Lunch with the Distinguished Author Planning Committee & $500 level sponsors; Heritage Room Weinberg Memorial Library
4:00-5:00 PM: Book signing, Outside of The DeNaples Center Ballroom
5:00-8:30 PM: Dinner and Presentation, The DeNaples Center Ballroom

October 2012

Thursday October 25, 5:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow

Libraries and the Moral Life

Carolyn BrownKnowledge of the human condition through time can be helpful in understanding the present and preparing ourselves and others for thefuture.
Carolyn Brown, Director of The Office of Scholarly Programs,
Library of Congress
Brennan Hall, Rose Room, Room 509
FREE and open to the public.
Reservations are preferred.
Monday, December 3, 5:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow
Native Son: Stephen Karam in Conversation with Paul Holdengraber
Stephen KaramAward-winning playwright Stephen Karam brings home the conversation about his life and work with Paul Holdengraber, the dynamicdirector of Public Programs at the New York Public Library. According to Karam, “No matter how long I live in New York, Scrantonwill always be home.”
Paul Holdengraber, Photo by Jori KleinPaul Holdengraber, Director of Public Programs at the New York Public Library, and Stephen Karam, prize-winning playwright and native son.
Center for Literary and Performing Arts, McDade Theatre
FREE and open to the public.
Reservations are preferred.














November 2012

Thursday, November 8
Noon to 1:30 PM
Václav Havel: Profile of a Hero
Václav Havel The lecture will focus on Havel’s impact as artist and intellectual and ultimately as president of the Czech Republic in the democratization of Eastern and Central Europe.
Martin Palous, Ph.D., former Czech ambassador to the United States and the United Nation and now director of the Václav Havel Presidential Library in Prague
Brennan Hall, Room 509
Designated as a Weinberg Library 20th anniversary lecture.
Luncheon Fees:
$20 per luncheon per person
$30 per luncheon per couple
$90 per series of 5 per person
$140 per series of 5 per couple
* Free to Schemel Forum Members
Friday, November 16
wine tasting
Wine-tasting Fundraiser supporting the Weinberg Library’s Twentieth Anniversary Campaign and the Edward R. Leahy, Jr.  Clinic for the Uninsured
5:00 – 8:00 PM
The DeNaples Center Ballroom

March 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

War and Peace: Current Issues
Daniel Serwer While war—especially of the interstate variety— is declining worldwide in both intensity and frequency, American troops have been active in war zones every year since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Current war and peace issues for the U.S.include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and Iran. On the horizon looms China.
* You may want to check Dr. Serwer’s blog,, which is dedicated to building peace worldwide.
** Designated as a Weinberg Library 20th Anniversary Lecture
Daniel Serwer, Scholar, Middle East Institute and Professor, School
of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
The DeNaples Center Ballroom, Room 407
$20 Person/$30 Couple/Free to Schemel Forum Members